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Things To Do In The Daintree

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TNQ Writer

From stunning landscapes to an incredible array of wildlife, the Daintree is a tropical wonder waiting to be explored.

Pack your sense of wonder, and prepare to embark on a adventure through the Daintree. Explore two UNESCO World Heritage sites where captivating landscapes and unique experiences create memories like no other.

Rainforest River Adventures

Solar Whisper

Daintree River Wild Watch Sunset Cruise

Solar Whisper Crocodile

What better way to experience the Daintree Rainforest and its magnificent wildlife than on a river cruise? Step aboard a Solar Whisper tour and glide through the beauty and wonder of the Daintree, spotting an abundance of unique wildlife. For an adventure-packed tour, Crocodile Express and Daintree Crocodile Tours will bring you face to face with saltwater crocs as you cruise through the heart of the rainforest. From dawn to dusk, the Daintree is teeming with activity, so join the Daintree River Wild Watch for a memorable early morning birdwatching cruise or a late sunset photography tour.

Explore and Experience

Daintree Discovery Centre

Daintree Fan Palm Boardwalk

Daintree Fishing

Embark on an interactive journey through the Daintree Discovery Centre, walking along aerial walkways to explore diverse flora and fauna unique to this region. Take a tranquil walk through the Daintree Fan Palm Boardwalk where you’ll be mesmerised by towering giant fan palms. Gain a deeper appreciation for the Daintree with Cooper Creek Wilderness as you venture through this lush ecosystem with one of their expert guides. Cast your line with Daintree Fishing and try your luck at catching a barramundi or two while enjoying the scenic landscapes of the Daintree River.

Disover the Daintree from the Canopies

Thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts alike can experience the Daintree from a unique perspective among the canopy. Treetop Adventures involves ziplining 15 metres above the ground on a fully guided tour of the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Zoom between the tree canopies, and then catch your breath at the platform in between while your guide shares knowledge about the ecosystem and culture of the local area.



Venture Offshore

Explore the Great Barrier Reef on an Ocean Safari Eco Tour from Cape Tribulation beach. This tour provides a unique offshore perspective of the Daintree, promising picturesque scenes as you swim both above and below the surface. Enjoy marvelling at the peaks of the rainforest before venturing down to snorkel with turtles and explore this underwater world.

Rainforest Relax and Restore

Spoil yourself with an indulgent pampering session with the Silky Oaks Lunch & Spa Package. Immerse yourself in the serenity of dining amidst the Daintree, surrounded by lush greenery and unique wildlife waiting to be spotted. With the scene set, indulge in a sumptuous three-course lunch, lovingly crafted from fresh local produce. After satisfying your stomach, treat the rest of your body to a 60-minute spa treatment. Choose from one of Silky Oaks’ four carefully curated spa treatments to best meet your needs.




Dine in Daintree Delights

On The Turps Heritage Lodge

Daintree Ice Cream Company

Daintree Ice Cream Company - Jungle Tours

Nestled in the lush rainforest, discover culinary gems like On The Turps at Heritage Lodge and Thornton’s Restaurant & Bar. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop of mouth-watering flavours from the Daintree Ice Cream Company or Flora Villa Ice Creamery.

Stay a While

Heritage Lodge

Daintree Peaks

Discover an array of unique rainforest accommodations to experience the natural beauty of the Daintree. Stay in rustic safari tents at Crocodylus or slumber in charming cabins at Daintree Peaks Eco Stays. For those seeking a private retreat, Daintree Seascapes, Daintree Magic, and Daintree Ocean View provide spacious holiday homes in Cow Bay. For a little more luxury, find comfort at the Heritage Lodge or unwind at Daintree Manor’s wholesome bed and breakfast. Nestled in lush and cozy foliage, experience an intimate connection with nature by pitching your tent at Daintree Siesta or unwind in one of their rainforest rooms.

Must Stop Spots

Alexandra Lookout

Cow Bay

Thorntons beach

Before navigating through the Daintree, make a quick stop at Alexandra Lookout, for panoramic coastal views. Pay a visit to the pristine shores of the region with powdery white sands at Cape Kimberley Beach, Cow Bay Beach and Thornton Beach.

Getting there

Tropic Wings Tours

Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Billy Tea Safaris

The Daintree Ferry provides vehicle access across the Daintree River. If you’re staying in Cairns or Port Douglas, leave the planning to the professions and join one of the amazing tours through the Daintree.

Back Country Bliss

Billy Tea Safaris

Cairns Adventure Group

Daintree Discovery Tours

Down Under Tours

FNQ Nature Tours

Reef Unlimited

Tony’s Tropical Tours

Tropic Wings

Uncle Brian’s Tours

Rainforest 101

Delve deep into the fascinating world of Daintree and its diverse inhabitants.